Real Estate Tax Abatement
Cronin Bisson & Zalinsky P.C. provides proven end-to-end legal representation helping New Hampshire commercial, industrial and multifamily residential property owners challenge real estate taxes. Our clients have included office parks, industrial parks, condominiums, retailers, shopping centers, hotels, warehouses, apartments, health care facilities, mixed-use and special-use properties, and golf courses.
There is no reason to pay more than a fair share of real estate taxes. The abatement process helps resolve that.
The procedures for seeking abatements are complicated and must be strictly followed. Procedural missteps by taxpayers, including missing deadlines, are fatal to their rights. Involving Cronin Bisson & Zalinsky P.C. early in the abatement process allows for the coordination of efforts and timely filing, and often results in a prompt satisfaction without protracted litigation.
“ Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the treasury. There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one’s taxes. Over and over again the Courts have said that there is nothing sinister in so arranging affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everyone does it, rich and poor alike and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands.”
—Judge Learned Hand (1872-1961), Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals, Gregory v. Helvering 69 F.2d 809, 810 (2d Cir. 1934), aff’d, 293 U.S. 465, 55 S.Ct. 266, 79 L.Ed. 596 (1935)
What To Know About Tax Abatements
Property taxes are an enormous expense. However, through tax abatements, it is possible to minimize the tax penalty one pays on a certain piece of real property. A tax abatement reduces the amount of property taxes by changing the zoning classification or a property. A municipality can also use a tax abatement to encourage the development of a project by promising lower property taxes.